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Manchester Derby Gets Kick-Off Time for FA Cup Final at Wembley

Manchester derby kick off time

The stage is set for another historic clash! The FA Cup final between Manchester City and Manchester United will kick off at 3:00 PM BST (15:00 UK Time) on Saturday, May 25th at Wembley Stadium.

A repeat of Last Year’s Final

This match marks a repeat of last year’s FA Cup final, where City emerged victorious 2-1 thanks to a brace from Ilkay Gundogan’s goal. This year, City secured their spot with a 1-0 win over Chelsea, while United edged past Coventry City on penalties.

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Picture showing IIkay Gundogan celebrating with the team after scoring in the derby for Manchester City against the final with Manchester United of the FA Cup. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

City’s Road to Wembley

City’s journey to the final began with a dominant 5-0 victory against Huddersfield Town, followed by wins against Tottenham Hotspur, Luton Town, and Newcastle United. Pep Guardiola’s men are aiming for their eighth FA Cup title and their third under his management.

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A Look Back at the Manchester Derby Rivalry

The Manchester Derby is a deeply rooted rivalry in English football, dating back to 1881 – just over a year after City’s formation. While United holds the lead in overall wins (78 to City’s 60), the rivalry continues to be fiercely contested.

Manchester Derby History in FA Cup

FA Cup clashes between the two teams have been less frequent. The first meeting was in 1891 (when City was known as Ardwick AFC), with United winning 5-1. City has secured some victories over the years, including a 3-0 win in the 1925/26 semi-final and a win in 1955.

United in for Revenge

Manchester city faced United last year for the FA Cup final which ended in favour of City. The score ended 2-1, making Manchester City the current defenders of the FA Cup hoping to scope the title again. Will City previal? Is United in for revenge? Little is known till the final match.

In summary

This FA Cup final promises to be a thrilling encounter, steeped in history and rivalry.

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